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Bass Duets. What are some good ones or duos?

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Rockinjc, Sep 17, 2001.


  1. Rockinjc

    Rockinjc

    Dec 17, 1999
    Michigan
    I like Ron Carter and Buster Williams on Piccolo or Peg Leg

    Or

    Mark Shatz and Roy Husky Jr. on Mark's solo CD

    How about you?
    jc
     
  2. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Michael Moore/Rufus Reid duet CDs are both pretty good. I prefer the first of the two, but both are worth getting. I'm not 100% sure, but I think that Rufus' book includes transcriptions of some of the pieces.

    -dh
     
  3. Rockinjc

    Rockinjc

    Dec 17, 1999
    Michigan
    Rufus book... it must be the 2000 edition not in the original.

    jc
     
  4. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    Does the older edition have no duets? I have neither CDs nor book handy (courtesy of RCN/21st Century, cable company from hell (as if any aren't from hell) I have no internet access at home), so I'm not sure if the duets which appear there included pieces from the CDs or not.

    -dh
     
  5. Any of you see the Bass Day tape with Rufus and Mike? They work so well as a team.
     
  6. Tim Ludlam

    Tim Ludlam

    Dec 19, 1999
    Carmel, IN
    I love that tape. Both those guys make playing look like a walk in the park. It's a definite must see.
     
  7. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
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  8. Okay. Where can I get the Reid/Moore bass day tape?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    what about bass/contrebass?
    Alain Caron and MIchel Donato
     
  10. Tim Ludlam

    Tim Ludlam

    Dec 19, 1999
    Carmel, IN
    Bass Player magazine might have order forms. You might want to check out their website. Or....the tape is produced by Warner Brothers Publications, and the number is VH0381. WB's address is 15800 NW 48th Avenue, Miami, Fl 33014.
     
  11. I picked mine up at Guitar Center.
     
  12. Bijoux

    Bijoux

    Aug 13, 2001
    Denver-CO-USA
    How about bass/piano, bass/guitar, bass/other, I was listening to Dave Young duet albums and they are absolutely gorgeous, I also have all the Red Mitchell stuff, it definitely puts the bass on the spot light, and is easier to hear all the different colours of sound.
     
  13. George F. Schmidtt

    George F. Schmidtt

    Dec 21, 1999
    Bottesini's Passione Amoroso is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. - For a performance, Gary Karr/Ermanno Ferrari/Harmon Lewis have a recording that was put out in 1999. There are others but this is the easiest to locate.
     
  14. Adrian Cho

    Adrian Cho Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    Arni Egilsson and Ray Brown on Basses Loaded. Arni also just finished recording a CD with NHOP which he says will be out in the Spring.

    Also for a bass trio, try Superbass and Superbass 2 with Ray Brown, Christian McBride and John Clayton.

    Adrian
     
  15. Adrian Cho

    Adrian Cho Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    If we're talking about bass with other instruments then certainly Chops with Joe Pass on guitar and NHOP on bass is great playing although I would not have NHOP's electricky tone as a result of whatever he is amplifying/recording with.

    Also Dave Young's three CD set of piano and bass duets are great.

    Adrian
     
  16. For bass-bass duets, my favorite would have to be the one at about 29:00 in Ornette Coleman's "Free Jazz."

    That's Paul Chambers and Charlie Haden, right? They both have that really deep, thumpy gut tone.
     
  17. NHOP and Sam Jones' "Double Bass" is a must have. There is also a unique record with Glen Moore and David Freisen called "Returning".

    And Everyone should check out the amazing duet records with Gary Peacock and Ralph Towner. Unreal.
     
  18. grigaut

    grigaut

    Oct 9, 2007
    Hi
    I am looking for two things :"
    1) A transcription of that fantastic bass line by NHOP with Oscar Peterson playing 'Carnival'
    2) A live video version of Elm by Erik Satie
    Many thanks!
    Ben
     
  19. jazzbasser535

    jazzbasser535

    Feb 25, 2006
    It's actually Scott Lafaro and Charlie Haden. Although it would be very interesting to hear that recording with PC instead of Lafaro...
     
  20. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    Diana Gannett & David Murray has at least one. "Dolci Duetti" I believe is what the album is called. Incredible stuff.

    Otherwise, I love the superbass stuff. There are a few more versions of stuff from Superbass 2 on the Ray Brown "Walkin' On" compilation.

    Otherise Jim Hall & Ron cater on "Telephone" and "Alone Together". The latter kicks ass.

    Oh yeah, Houston Person & Ron Carter too.